Devotional Fifth Sunday of Lent

Scripture Reading: Psalm 145:8

“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”


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Psalm 145:8 beautifully encapsulates the character of the Lord—a God who is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. As we meditate on this scripture, we are invited to reflect on the depth of God’s compassion. The Fifth Sunday of Lent prompts us to consider the grace and mercy extended to us despite our shortcomings.

Furthermore, Psalm 145:8 encourages us to emulate God’s attributes in our interactions with others. How can we embody His graciousness, mercy, and steadfast love in our relationships? Lent provides an opportunity to cultivate these qualities as we draw near to the God who exemplifies them. May this scripture inspire us to extend grace and love to those around us, reflecting the character of our gracious and merciful God.


Gracious and Merciful God, as we reflect on Psalm 145:8, we are humbled by your abundant compassion. May your grace and mercy shape our interactions with others. In this Lenten season, empower us to be vessels of your steadfast love, demonstrating the same patience and compassion that you lavish upon us. May our lives be a reflection of your gracious and merciful nature. Amen.

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